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Moses’ Closet

You know how Harry Potter lives in a closet under the stairs? Well my baby lives in a closet off of the living room. It is a little sad, but he seems to have adapted well and even likes it in there. Here is a little peek of the closet. The artwork is a print of Robert ParkeHarrison. The light fixture I got at the flea market and the crib is a little white metal apartment crib. There are a few more details we need to add but it is mostly done.

I’ll show better pictures of the rest of it when we buy a wide angle lens.

  1. Joyce

    September 12, 2008

    I love Moses’ closet!!! If my closet look like this I would never come out! It is beautiful!!!

  2. Amanda the Couch

    September 12, 2008

    so freaking cute! love that picture with just his eyes peeping over.

    i love the simple crib, last year i bought mine from ikea, its basic and low to the ground and i truly couldn’t be happier with the $99 price tag it came with.

    love your blog

  3. ::DANDEE::

    September 12, 2008

    Really? That is just about the cutest thing I’ve seen all week.

  4. Lisa Holbrook Lewis

    September 12, 2008

    I love, Robert ParkeHarrison, one of his beautiful books sits on my coffe table. where did you find this print?

  5. Sharon

    September 12, 2008

    that is so funny jordan. he looks like a prisoner in there begging for exspensive toys. when ella is naughty, she goes to our hall closest for a time out. with her princess flashlight of course.

  6. Anonymous

    September 12, 2008

    BEAUTIFUL closet, cutest picture ever!

  7. jill

    September 12, 2008

    My baby lives in a closet too! Also in a mini-crib. He loves it in there as well. I make myself feel better by telling myself it’s ‘cozy.’

  8. hudgi

    September 12, 2008

    My 21-month-old son is also in a walk-in (NYC), and still loves it! He is even in a toddler bed now:) We also hung a lot of art-work around, but mostly with trees and animals, so it looks a bit like a tree nest:) I love yours!

  9. A.

    September 12, 2008

    I absolutely love it. More, please?

  10. H Belle

    September 12, 2008

    lovely! city livin' at its best—innovative & inspired!

  11. hanner

    September 12, 2008

    I read your blog often and never comment, but I just died when I saw that picture and I had to comment. When I spent lots of time sleeping at my sister Eliza’s apartment, she’d move me into my nephew’s room and move poor Theo out to her closet… it definitely wasn’t a walk-in closet, more like a buffer zone between the bedroom and bathroom.

    Anyway. Long story short, you have a beautiful child and a very nice closet.

  12. kati

    September 12, 2008

    I would sleep in a closet if it was that cute 🙂 love the print and light…

  13. So Haute

    September 12, 2008

    this is THE cutest picture ever!

  14. Alexis Brown

    September 12, 2008

    you don’t know me but i love your blog and look at it often. i was wondering where you got that large print and who the artist was. its awesome.

  15. MaryBeth

    September 12, 2008

    I actually laughed when I saw his cute little eyes peeking thru the bars of the rib. Love it. MB

  16. thewindhover

    September 12, 2008

    that closet is top notch. Let me know if you ever put it up for rent :p

  17. Alya

    September 13, 2008

    Oh my God, he looks absolutely adorable peeking from behind the bars! I think he’s trying to tell us something haha!

    Its lovely how you made something really attractive out of a small thing like a closet.

  18. Kimberlee

    September 13, 2008

    Oh. My. Goodness. Absolutely gorgeous. You have such a fantastic eye for beautiful things, thank you once again xx

  19. Green {Goody}

    September 13, 2008

    My son also lived in a closet and has suffered no ill effects. I told myself it was a good transition from the womb!

  20. Kari

    September 13, 2008

    I lived in SF for six years w/ two children sleeping in a closet. When we moved to Denver my oldest was 4.5. The first morning in a real room, we couldn’t find him- he’d gone into the closet with his blanket to sleep! Thanks for the fond memories and beautiful inspiration!

  21. Anonymous

    September 13, 2008

    adorable. you certainly have a talent for making the most out of your precious space. 🙂

  22. Casey

    September 13, 2008

    Ever since you mentioned you made a room for Moses out of the closet, I’ve been curious how you made that work. It’s so cute!

  23. Joanna Goddard

    September 13, 2008

    that is SO CUTE!!!

  24. Rachael

    September 13, 2008

    Oh, I so love Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison. This is the perfect artwork for a cozy little closet-bedroom!

  25. Ang

    September 13, 2008

    friend recently left the city (NY) to move to a sprawling 6 bedroom with lots & lots of closets her closet child (4 years old) went straight to the walk-in in the master and said "its nice, but hmmm. i think i will like it better blue". they had to explain, no darlin' this is a closet you have your own bedroom now – with a closet!

  26. nicole hill

    September 13, 2008

    great print!

    I love Moses’ face and hands on the bars…

  27. Molly

    September 13, 2008

    I love that print! If you get around to it, would you think about doing a post about buying art for those of us who aren’t immersed in the community and wouldn’t really know how to start?

  28. Whitney Elizabeth

    September 13, 2008


    does he have a lil’ milk mustache?

  29. Anonymous

    September 14, 2008

    I love your blog. Where did you find that ParkeHarrison print? It’s amazing.

  30. David Miller

    September 14, 2008

    Just really enjoyed this blog! I liked the concept and the photos. I’ll return again!

  31. Anonymous

    September 14, 2008

    love that photo!!!

  32. my.great.ESCAPE.

    September 14, 2008

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  33. bechtold clan

    September 14, 2008

    for a long time(about 7 years) while my parents where building their dream home in N.Cal, we lived in a one bedroom apt over the garage on the property. There were five kids. We all had little closets to sleep in. they were wide enough on one side of the apt for a full size bed, but on the other side of the apt they(the closets) ran the length of the garage ( so they were long) and the main one was all of our space for the clothes. At the very end was a little enclave that fit a crib. That was it. That was my little brothers room for several years. It was cramped and I hated it as I was a teenager. Your post just brought back a lot of memories. good ones!

  34. pixie sticks

    September 14, 2008

    great room, great picture! and one more request for source info on the photo. It’s really amazing.

  35. gryb

    September 14, 2008

    Absolutely gorgeous photo!

  36. Anonymous

    September 15, 2008

    How sweet!

    I, too, would love to know where you found the ParkeHarrison print!


  37. jordan

    September 15, 2008

    The ParkeHarrison Print was taken from the Architect’s Brother and we blew the image up really large.

  38. Joslyn

    September 15, 2008

    this is a gorgeous closet. i would totally live in there!

  39. Anne

    September 15, 2008

    I love that he will just sit in there and look at you! My little guy will immediately run to the edge and stand there, tears streaming down his face until someone comes to pick him back up.

  40. heathermccooey

    September 15, 2008

    When I was about 9, my mom wall papered a closet under our staircase for me to play in. I had a small bookcase and a small chalkboard that hung on the wall. I loved pretending to be a teacher and would go in there, close the door, review my homemade “grade-book”, teach lessons, and occasionally yell at my imaginary students. It was awesome!

  41. Georgia (AKA g-bug)

    September 15, 2008

    wow! this is amazing! i think it is the most beautiful baby room i’ve ever seen. obviously size does not matter in order to make a fabulous room.

    can’t wait to see more pictures.

  42. Jenny M

    September 15, 2008

    Love love love it! That is a great photo!

  43. Holly

    September 15, 2008

    This is actually really cute – I love the light!

  44. M-Ware

    September 15, 2008

    stunning. i just showed my husband. i am in awe of that print.

  45. Ray

    September 19, 2008

    Just stumbled across your blog…how adorable!

    Have a great weekend!

  46. Jennifer Babbitt

    September 20, 2008

    Okay, Not to be repetitive or anything, but where did you find his print that large? I have found the book, but that’s it. I would love your help!

  47. Linda Sue

    September 21, 2008

    Lovely! Always loved closet spaces, secure, private, cosy. No room for the boogy man !!!

  48. bethany piper's-mom arganbright

    September 22, 2008

    we live in a loft apartment and my daughter has moved from our closet (set out clothes the night before), to the bathroom (slide the crib left to use the shower, right to use the toilet), and now to our little laundry room (clothes pile up for weeks). it’s not always convenient, but it’s our life! i’m glad to know we’re not alone 🙂

  49. .vanessa

    September 23, 2008

    i LOVE that print!!!

  50. Stephanie

    September 26, 2008

    This is so adorable that I had to show it to my mother. She wanted me to let you know that when I was a baby she had me sleep in drawers and baskets, and I turned out fine (relatively ;))

    So, so, so cute. And blowing up the print is a brilliant idea. I have a blank wall in my living room yearning for attention …

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